Box for G Suite integration now available to everyone

Box for G Suite integration now available to everyone

Box today officially makes its G Suite integration available to all users. The company and Google unveiled the integration last July at the Google Cloud Next conference. Then the programme was in a public beta, and at the end of August it became clear that this would not take too long.

Now Box for G Suite is generally available to all users. It seems that the roll-out is relatively gradual. Google and Box estimate that they will be ready by mid-January 2019. This means that not everyone will be able to use the new functions immediately.

Two ways

Box and Google have launched several partnerships in recent years. The Box for G Suite integration, however, is a striking one. This enables users of Google Docs to create, edit and save documents in the Box environment. They no longer need to surf specifically to the Google Drive. This is part of a similar collaboration that Google and Dropbox announced earlier this year.

Last October, Google came up with a new feature for G Suite Gmail Add-ons, called Compose Actions. These make it possible for Gmail users to add files from Box to mails they send via Gmail. They don’t have to leave the Gmail app to do so. This is clearly a two-way street for this partnership.

Logical cooperation

Despite the fact that the cooperation between Box and Google does not seem to be the most obvious one at first sight – after all, the companies compete in a number of areas – there is definitely something behind it. After all, the companies now benefit from each other’s offerings. In addition, relatively many companies use both the G Suite and the Box.

By connecting the two services in this way, they make life a little easier for Google and Box customers. The future of work will be defined by the best apps, working together to make it incredibly easy for people to get their work done faster, easier and more with each other,” said Jeetu Patel, Chief Product Officer of Box. Together, Box and G Suite not only help people be more productive, we also enable companies to centralize, manage and secure their data in the cloud.

This news article was automatically translated from Dutch to give a head start. All news articles after September 1, 2019 are written in native English and NOT translated. All our background stories are written in native English as well. For more information read our launch article.